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Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses


  • 11/09/2020 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Date: January 9th, 2021

    Link for registration:

    This 14 week program covers important and necessary considerations when planning, launching, and growing a business, including:

    • validate your concept

    • Identify and quantify your customer

    • develop your launch strategy

    • build a viable business model

    • strategize short- and long-term goals pre- and post-launch.

    The classes are scheduled for virtual delivery with optional personal attendance available when conditions permit. Classes are kept intentionally small - 15 to 20 people - so you get the best direct attention and assistance during the program. Your business is our mission; find out how we can help you.

    Veterans Florida sponsors the program so Veterans may attend at no cost. Eligibility for the sponsorship is restricted to:

    • US military Veterans, Reservists, Guards, Retirees or Active duty personnel.

    • Honorably discharged from the service as evidenced on your DD214.

    • A resident of Florida or stationed in Florida.

    If you need additional information, please contact Rosie at rosie@actionzonetampa.comor Valerie at

  • 11/04/2020 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Dates: 12-13 November 2020 


    9:45am - 5pm EST Panels and Breakout Sessions from 10am-3pm

    Speed Networking and Virtual Expo Hall from 9:45 am - 5 pm

    FAVOB members will  receive complimentary tickets. Please check your email for the link to access your ticket!

    Calling all veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses. Ready to advance your career or boost your business? Are you looking to connect with experts and leaders from around the country?

    Are you "zoomed" out and ready to dive into a technology platform that will allow one to one "speed networking" for a more intimate and energizing dynamic?

    The Veteran Success Conference is for you if you want to grow your business or move ahead in your career. Over 20 guest speakers (including military veterans and family members) will partner with you to: --Learn proven job search strategies, how to craft an effective resume, how to work with recruiters, and more on career day! --Learn more about increasing sales and revenue, creating a marketing machine, or exploring your business idea on Entrepreneurship Day!

    The information and connections you will find during these two days will elevate your network while also allowing you to contribute to the success of others. What more could you ask from the convenience of your desk?

  • 10/28/2020 6:15 PM | Anonymous

    Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST


    Google Analytics is a fantastic tool. Best part is, it's free to use for everyone! No matter if you have a 2-page website or a massive e-commerce website, you can use Google Analytics to understand how your customers are using your website and where you can improve their experience. During this webinar, expert in business data analytics Mo Hossain will walk you through the steps of how to set up Google Analytics so you can start getting data from your own website.
    In this workshop you’ll learn:

    • The basics of Google Analytics
    • Why Google Analytics is important
    • How you can use it for your benefit

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 11am to 12:30pm EST


    This is a two part online workshop.

    USDA Rural Development will share information on programs providing assistance to Rural Businesses with our portfolio of more than 40 different loan and grant programs offered through USDA Rural Development. Specifically, we will be focusing in on our Business and Industry Guarantee Loan Program, our Rural Energy For America Program Loans and Grants, and our Value-Added Producer Grants during this session.

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss their programs and services with an emphasis on those available to Rural Florida Small Businesses. This class covers their offerings to help you start and grow your business. This over view will run through the SBA Loan Guaranty Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 5:58 PM | Anonymous

    Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 4pm to 5pm EST


    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss SBA programs and services to assist your business in recovering from the COVID-19 crisis. The presentation will cover COVID-19 relief programs, SBA loan programs, federal contracting programs, small business classes, and one-on-one business counseling available at no cost. Learn about available resources and how to access them.

    SCORE’s presentation will offer an intriguing and thought-provoking session that may stir up more questions than answers! Critical and foundational topics will be discussed regarding the leadership and vision you bring to your business. Are you ready to pivot YOUR business?

    Specific agenda items to be discussed include:

    • Pivoting means you know where you are today. Is that true?
    • Pivoting means you know where you want to go. Are you sure?
    • Is your destination the right destination?

    The webinar will include a Q & A session.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 5:56 PM | Anonymous

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 11am to 12:30pm EST


    This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are reviewed. Topics to be discussed include familiar options such as self-financing, funding from friends & family, and partnerships. Other sources are reviewed such as:

    • Small Business Loans

    • SBA Loan Guaranty Program

    • Microloans

    Some less conventional financing sources along with their pros and cons are also discussed, including selling equity (shares), venture capital, angel investors, and crowd funding.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 9am to 10am EST


    Awareness, engagement and conversions, it's the byproduct of visibility and it's easier said than done. The online world is noisy, which makes it hard for small businesses to be seen or heard. You need a solid visibility plan. What's a good starting point? One visibility day a week. In this session you will learn 5 tactics to capture the spotlight in the direction to your company and stand out against the competition. Find out how a business visibility day can boost your business' bottom line by registering for this no-cost event, today!

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 10/27/2020 8:02 PM | Anonymous

     Access courses on Market Research, Buying a Business, and Preparing a Loan Package


     Market Research

    You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? Take SBA's FREE online course for an overview of how to identify your customers and how to market to them.

    Launch the course

    How to Buy a Business

    Are you thinking about buying a business? Take SBA's FREE online training for an overview of how to determine the value of a business and how to transfer ownership of a business.

    Launch the course

     How to Prepare a Loan Package

    Are you thinking about securing a loan for your small business? Take SBA's FREE online training for an overview of how to prepare a loan package.

    Launch the course

    Blogs and Recorded Business Training Videos

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 10/27/2020 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that next week is National Veterans Small Business Week?!?

    Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW.

    This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community which highlights the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resources that veteran and military entrepreneurs can access right in their neighborhood – from seeking business counseling services from a local SCORE chapter, to visiting the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) in their area for help formulating a business plan.

    Join SBA district offices, resource partners, and other organizations as we celebrate the veteran- and military-owned small business community.

    Upcoming Webinars:

    Check out this link to find more information about next weeks up coming events and opportunities!


    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at


Here at FAVOB, we believe that if you have served our country and done so honorably than there should be a real opportunity to start and grow your own business in the State of Florida.


Phone: (407) 221-0286
Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803
Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447



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